Groovy vs Scala Native: What are the differences?
What is Groovy? A dynamic language for the Java platform. Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
What is Scala Native? Your favourite language gets closer to bare metal. Scala Native is a new ahead-of-time compiler and lightweight managed runtime designed specifically for Scala. Project is currently in pre-release stage.
Groovy and Scala Native can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
Groovy and Scala Native are both open source tools. It seems that Scala Native with 3.62K GitHub stars and 248 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Groovy with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks.
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Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?